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  2. Denis Diderot - Wikipedia

    Denis Diderot (/ ˈ d iː d ə r oʊ /; French: [dəni did(ə)ʁo]; 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.

  3. Denis Diderot | Biography, Philosophy, Works, Beliefs,...

    Denis Diderot, French man of letters and philosopher who, from 1745 to 1772, served as chief editor of the Encyclopedie, one of the principal works of the Age of Enlightenment. Diderot wrote novels, short stories, and plays as well as treatises on natural science.

  4. Denis Diderot - World History Encyclopedia

    Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French author and philosopher known for his views which influenced the Enlightenment and his general editorship of the multi-volume Encyclopedia, often described as the 'Bible of the Enlightenment'. Diderot wrote his philosophical works using imaginative and witty literary techniques, which presented his secular and scientific view of age-old political and moral ...

  5. Denis Diderot - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Denis Diderot. First published Wed Jun 19, 2019. Because of his public leadership of the philosophe party in eighteenth-century France, Voltaire stands today as the iconic example of the French Enlightenment philosopher.

  6. Denis Diderot - New World Encyclopedia

    Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher and writer, a prominent figure in what became known as the Enlightenment, and the editor-in-chief of the famous, Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers.

  7. Denis Diderot > Biography of Diderot (Stanford Encyclopedia of...

    Biography of Diderot. a period of maturation amidst struggle in the 1730s and 40s as the impoverished young Diderot sought to establish himself as a self-sustaining adult in Old Regime Paris through the pursuit of the highly precarious vocation of writing and publishing;

  8. Denis Diderot summary | Britannica

    Denis Diderot, (born Oct. 5, 1713, Langres, France—died July 31, 1784, Paris), French man of letters and philosopher. Educated by Jesuits, Diderot later received degrees from the University of Paris. From 1745 to 1772 he served as chief editor of the 35-volume Encyclopédie, a principal work of the Enlightenment.

  9. Denis Diderot |

    The French philosopher, playwright, and novelist Denis Diderot (1713-1784) is best known as the editor of the Encyclopédie. On Oct. 15, 1713, Denis Diderot was born in Langres, Compagne, into a family of cutlers, whose bourgeois traditions went back to the late Middle Ages .

  10. Denis Diderot: Biography - University of Rochester

    Born October 5, 1713, in Langres, a small town in the middle of France, Denis Diderot was the son of an artisan cutler who expected him to rise above his humble beginnings. After graduating with honors from a Jesuit college in his hometown, Diderot moved to Paris to continue his studies at the Collège d’Harcourt and the Sorbonne.

  11. Denis Diderot and science: Enlightenment to modernity

    LinkedIn. Print. Today (October 5) is 300 years since the birth of Denis Diderot, a prominent Enlightenment philosopher, art critic, and writer, who died on July 31, 1784, aged 70. A key...